+ ARRIVAL DETAILS & DIRECTIONS

2020 Austin Trail of Lights is a drive-thru ONLY experience. Enjoy from the warmth, comfort, and socially distant safety of your own vehicle.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST PURCHASE A VEHICLE ADMISSION PASS ONLINE IN ADVANCE. ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN THIRTY MINUTES BEFORE AND NO LATER THAN ONE HOUR AFTER YOUR SCHEDULED ENTRY TIME.

Access to the Trail of Lights is available via Lake Austin Blvd ONLY. Upon following driving directions, guests will reach a vehicle pass/ ticket verification point, followed by queuing for the appropriate time slot.

All attendees must follow driving instructions on your ticket:

  • From MOPAC/LOOP 1, exit LAKE AUSTIN BLVD/W. 5TH STREET

  • Head WEST on LAKE AUSTIN BLVD

  • Turn LEFT in 1.3 miles on REDBUD TRAIL

  • Turn LEFT IN 0.5 miles on STRATFORD DRIVE

  • Continue down STRATFORD DRIVE for 1.8 miles until you reach the arrival queue

  • You MUST have your mobile vehicle admission pass pulled up and ready upon arrival or printed for proper scanning verification and entry. Follow signage and staff direction

There are no alternate routes to the Trail of Lights. Please respect Zilker Park’s neighbors and do not attempt a different route or use GPS directions. Street closures will be in effect. There is no event access from Barton Springs Road. Anticipate traffic.

All vehicles are staged single-file, first-come-first-served in the arrival queue area, then to the Austin Trail of Lights entry, and along the Trail experience.

Upon completion of the Trail, all vehicles will exit and turn right (westbound) onto Barton Springs Road.

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